Draft Grade: C
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Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (sixth overall), BuildTheMonsterAgain looks a little soft on paper. They're projected to finish 10th in Stampede Blue League 9 League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,540 points). BuildTheMonsterAgain opted for balance early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (43rd overall), RB Jamaal Charles (6th), WR Roddy White (30th), and TE Vernon Davis (54th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the worst set of WRs in the league, as they picked up White, Mike Williams, James Jones, and Denarius Moore for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for BuildTheMonsterAgain (4), Week 10 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have the hardest schedule in the league. BuildTheMonsterAgain has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. Starting in Week 2, BuildTheMonsterAgain will have to navigate a tricky part of the schedule, squaring off against projected top-tier teams in the league three times in a five-game span.
- Strongest Position: With three better-than-average positions on BuildTheMonsterAgain, K (5.4% above the league average) and DEF (2.2%) are projected as especially strong units.
- The Heist Is On: The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, BuildTheMonsterAgain got a steal in snatching Stephen Gostkowski in the 10th round (115th overall pick vs. ADP of 82.8).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for BuildTheMonsterAgain, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (James Jones) and fourth-ranked (Denarius Moore) WRs.
- Digging Deep: Michael Bush is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (3%). Perhaps he will reward BuildTheMonsterAgain for their faith.
- Veteran Mentors: While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 5.9 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (No. 2 with 8.0 years).
- Single-Bar Facemasks: BuildTheMonsterAgain knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two Ks, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Toyota Top Picks
- Jamaal Charles
1st Round (6th Pick)
He Can Catch, Too: Jamaal Charles is a dual threat, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 486.
- David Wilson
2nd Round (19th Pick)
Biggest Reach: BuildTheMonsterAgain went out on a limb with their second-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, David Wilson has an ADP of 67.4, but BuildTheMonsterAgain grabbed him at pick No. 19.
- Roddy White
3rd Round (30th Pick)
Roddy White ranks ninth in the league among WRs with 252 projected fantasy points, 31.1% higher than the average at that position.
- Andrew Luck
4th Round (43rd Pick)
Andrew Luck was the worst value pick of the round, projected to score 2.3% fewer points than the average player at that position.
- Vernon Davis
5th Round (54th Pick)
Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the league among TEs with 179 projected fantasy points, 12.7% higher than the average at that position.
Calling an Audible
With three below-average positions on BuildTheMonsterAgain, RB (8.5% below the league average at that spot) and WR (7.9%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 125 ADP: 120.24
Rank: 165 ADP: 120.79
Rank: 148 ADP: 132.59
Rank: 153 ADP: 129.71
- Player Points by Bye WeekPointsEach bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.
- Pick Number Minus ADPPick NumberBars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.
- Avg Points by Position vs LeagueTeam LeagueThe average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.
- Schedule by Opponent PointsWeekWeek-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
How We Grade
Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."